April Bouler, Instructional Coach at Thomasville Middle School, has been chosen to serve on an ACAP (Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program) Summative Educator Committee.
She has been invited to participate on the English Language Arts Passage Review committee, which will meet Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023, in Prattville, Ala. These committees are a vital part of our ongoing assessment development process, and they provide valuable professional development as well.
“I am humbled that the Alabama state department has given me the opportunity to serve on the ACAP Summative English Language Arts Review Committee,” Bouler said. “I am truly blessed and honored to represent Thomasville City Schools and to have this awesome opportunity before me. Leadership is about service. That is what we do every day. No matter what capacity we are in – we are serving.
“I want to thank my superintendent (Vickie Morris) and the administration at Thomasville Middle School (Eddie Armstead Jr., Principal; and Brad Elam, Assistant Principal) for allowing me to serve on this committee.
As a member of the committee, she will have input on the passage review for the ACAP state assessment. “I will be able to collaborate with other educators in looking at the state assessments and what changes possibly need to be made to passages,” Bouler said.
She also previously served on a state Math task force team.
Bouler has served the Thomasville City Schools District for 17 years. A native of Thomasville and 2000 graduate of Thomasville High School, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama in Livingston. She is an internship and one class away from earning her Administration degree.
Bouler has previously taught kindergarten, first grade, and sixth grade, and served as the system Math Coach for five years.
As Instructional Coach at TMS, Bouler serves teachers in regard to professional development, classroom support, and trainings, and she serves students with RTI (Response To Instruction) intervention on reading. She hosts data meetings for TMS teachers, in which they review STAR universal screening (three times-a-year) and the annual ACAP assessment.
She encourages TMS students to get involved in reading activities such as Accelerated Reading (AR). Bouler wants to make sure students are reading on their grade level.
All three campuses in the school district also offer tutoring opportunities.